Attend the ERS workshop without leaving your chair
Join us as we celebrate 20 years of Earth observations by the ERS satellites via live web stream on 27 September.
A scientific workshop on the legacy of the two European Remote Sensing missions will be held 13:00–17:30 CEST (11:00–15:30 GMT) at ESRIN, ESA’s centre for Earth observation, in Frascati, Italy.
Earlier this month, the veteran ERS-2 satellite was officially shut down after its orbit was lowered to reduce the risk of collision with other satellites and space debris.
ERS-2 was launched in 1995, four years after ERS-1, the first European Remote Sensing satellite.
With 20 years of continuous measurements, the two missions paved the way for the development of many new Earth observation techniques in the areas of atmosphere, land, ocean and ice monitoring.
ERS-2 also carried the first European high-precision instrument to measure stratospheric ozone concentrations. It was crucial for observing the evolution of annual ozone depletion over Antarctica.